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CBFalconer
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      11-15-2007
This morning my newgroups download contained 110 messages. This
was after the PLONK filters had removed 145 messages. This at
least cuts the spam down to livable levels.

It is interesting how this ratio varies with the time of day. The
moles seem to be most active early in the day, as measured on the
US east coast. At times I may get zero interceptions.

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Keith Thompson
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      11-17-2007
CBFalconer wrote:
> This morning my newgroups download contained 110 messages. This
> was after the PLONK filters had removed 145 messages. This at
> least cuts the spam down to livable levels.
>
> It is interesting how this ratio varies with the time of day. The
> moles seem to be most active early in the day, as measured on the
> US east coast. At times I may get zero interceptions.


And you felt the need to cross-post this to comp.arch.embedded,
comp.lang.c, comp.programming, alt.os.linux.ubuntu, and
alt.folklore.computers? In which of these is it topical? Did you
consider the possibility that you could be starting a multi-group
off-topic flame war?

(Thunderbird doesn't seem to want to let me cross-post this followup,
which is just as well. Followups redirected to alt.dev.null.)

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      11-18-2007
CBFalconer wrote:

> This morning my newgroups download contained 110 messages. This
> was after the PLONK filters had removed 145 messages. This at
> least cuts the spam down to livable levels.


Mine had no unusal activity. Perhaps you should get a better newsreader.

Now, let's talk about you massively cross-posting this, the setting
follow-ups to comp.programming. What the HELL was that about. Don't do
crap like that.



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      11-18-2007
Default User wrote:

> CBFalconer wrote:
>
> > This morning my newgroups download contained 110 messages. This
> > was after the PLONK filters had removed 145 messages. This at
> > least cuts the spam down to livable levels.

>
> Mine had no unusal activity. Perhaps you should get a better
> newsreader.


Bah, I meant news service.



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CBFalconer
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      11-18-2007
Keith Thompson wrote:
> CBFalconer wrote:
>
>> This morning my newgroups download contained 110 messages. This
>> was after the PLONK filters had removed 145 messages. This at
>> least cuts the spam down to livable levels.
>>
>> It is interesting how this ratio varies with the time of day.
>> The moles seem to be most active early in the day, as measured
>> on the US east coast. At times I may get zero interceptions.

>
> And you felt the need to cross-post this to comp.arch.embedded,
> comp.lang.c, comp.programming, alt.os.linux.ubuntu, and
> alt.folklore.computers? In which of these is it topical? Did
> you consider the possibility that you could be starting a
> multi-group off-topic flame war?


And you didn't bother to notice that follow-ups had already been
set to comp.programming. The presence of off-topic spam is topical
on all the groups. Algorithms to deal with it are topical on
comp.programming.

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<http://cbfalconer.home.att.net>
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Richard
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      11-18-2007
CBFalconer <(E-Mail Removed)> writes:

> This morning my newgroups download contained 110 messages. This
> was after the PLONK filters had removed 145 messages. This at
> least cuts the spam down to livable levels.
>
> It is interesting how this ratio varies with the time of day. The
> moles seem to be most active early in the day, as measured on the
> US east coast. At times I may get zero interceptions.
>
> --
> Chuck F (cbfalconer at maineline dot net)
> <http://cbfalconer.home.att.net>
> Try the download section.


Please. No one is interested in your spam. And please fix your double
signatures for the umpteenth time.
 
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Richard Harter
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      11-18-2007
On Sun, 18 Nov 2007 16:50:39 +0100, Richard <(E-Mail Removed)>
wrote:

>CBFalconer <(E-Mail Removed)> writes:
>
>> This morning my newgroups download contained 110 messages. This
>> was after the PLONK filters had removed 145 messages. This at
>> least cuts the spam down to livable levels.
>>
>> It is interesting how this ratio varies with the time of day. The
>> moles seem to be most active early in the day, as measured on the
>> US east coast. At times I may get zero interceptions.
>>
>> --
>> Chuck F (cbfalconer at maineline dot net)
>> <http://cbfalconer.home.att.net>
>> Try the download section.

>
>Please. No one is interested in your spam. And please fix your double
>signatures for the umpteenth time.


Please don't feed the troll.



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Flash Gordon
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      11-18-2007
CBFalconer wrote, On 18/11/07 06:45:
> Keith Thompson wrote:
>> CBFalconer wrote:
>>
>>> This morning my newgroups download contained 110 messages. This


<snip>

>> And you felt the need to cross-post this to comp.arch.embedded,
>> comp.lang.c, comp.programming, alt.os.linux.ubuntu, and
>> alt.folklore.computers? In which of these is it topical? Did
>> you consider the possibility that you could be starting a
>> multi-group off-topic flame war?

>
> And you didn't bother to notice that follow-ups had already been
> set to comp.programming. The presence of off-topic spam is topical
> on all the groups.


Maybe, but the presence or absence of spam in alt.folklore.computers is
*not* topical in comp.lang.c and so on.

IMHO you were wrong to cross-post this due to topicality issues and the
risk that Keith mentioned.

> Algorithms to deal with it are topical on
> comp.programming.


So post about such algorithms there not here.
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      11-18-2007
CBFalconer wrote:


> And you didn't bother to notice that follow-ups had already been
> set to comp.programming.


That's worse than the cross-posting. If a message is proper for a
newsgroup, then so are the replies. What are people supposed to do, go
a subscribe to a newsgroup they don't normally follow?

Bad move.



Brian
 
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Peter Köhlmann
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      11-18-2007
Richard wrote:

> CBFalconer <(E-Mail Removed)> writes:
>
>> This morning my newgroups download contained 110 messages. This
>> was after the PLONK filters had removed 145 messages. This at
>> least cuts the spam down to livable levels.
>>
>> It is interesting how this ratio varies with the time of day. The
>> moles seem to be most active early in the day, as measured on the
>> US east coast. At times I may get zero interceptions.
>>
>> --
>> Chuck F (cbfalconer at maineline dot net)
>> <http://cbfalconer.home.att.net>
>> Try the download section.

>
> Please. No one is interested in your spam. And please fix your double
> signatures for the umpteenth time.


Hi Hadron Quark.

Nymshifting again, I see

So what nym will be next, Hadron Quark, aka Hans Schneider, aka Richard, aka
Damian O'Leary?
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